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Category Archives: Employment Representation
NYC’s Salary Transparency Law Now in Effect
On November 1, 2022, New York City’s pay transparency law went into effect. Although passed in December 2021, the City Council delayed implementation to clarify and improve certain aspects of the law. The pay transparency law, a part of the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), will be enforced by the New York City…
Levy Ratner’s David Slutsky Named 2023 Labor Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers – Seven Levy Ratner Lawyers Also Recognized
Levy Ratner’s David Slutsky was once again recognized by Best Lawyers as Labor Lawyer of the Year for 2023. Levy Ratner’s Allyson Belovin, Laureve Blackstone, Pamela Jeffrey, Carl Levine, Daniel Ratner, and Robert Stroup were also recognized by Best Lawyers for 2023.
Levy Ratner is Proud to Represent Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Knight Chair in Race and Journalism at Howard University Nikole Hannah-Jones in Reaching a Settlement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Levy Ratner is proud to represent Nikole Hannah-Jones, alongside our co-counsel the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and Ferguson, Chambers & Sumter, P.A., and pleased to announce that our client has reached a settlement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
8 Levy Ratner Lawyers Named to Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyers
Levy Ratner is proud to announce that Allyson Belovin, Laureve Blackstone, Pam Jeffrey, Carl Levine, Dana Lossia, Dan Ratner, Bob Stroup, and Micah Wissinger were listed on the 2022 LAWDRAGON 500 LEADING PLAINTIFF EMPLOYMENT & CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYERS.
New Law Requires Employers to Provide Notice of Individual Employee Surveillance in New York
On May 7, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed an amendment to the New York State Civil Rights Law requiring every private sector employer that engages in internet, telephonic, or email monitoring of its employees to notify them about such surveillance practices. The law, Senate Bill 2628, applies to employers who intercept or monitor…
NYC Amends and Delays Implementation of Pay Transparency Law
On April 28, 2022, the New York City Council voted to push implementation of the city’s new pay transparency law to November 1, 2022, along with various amendments. The pay transparency law was originally scheduled to take effect on May 15, 2022. The pay transparency law was overwhelmingly passed in December 2021 and makes it…
New Laws in New York State Strengthen Protections Against Workplace Harassment and Retaliation
On March 16, 2022, New York Governor Hochul signed two important laws to strengthen protections against workplace harassment and retaliation. S.5870 prohibits the release of personnel files as a retaliatory action against employees and S.812B establishes a toll-free confidential hotline for complaints of workplace sexual harassment Legislation S.812B requires the Division of Human Rights to…
Congress Ends Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims
Both houses of the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation that is now headed to President Biden’s desk to end forced arbitration of sexual assault and harassment claims. When signed, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 would amend the Federal Arbitration Act to essentially void and prohibit the enforcement…
What does New York State’s New Whistleblower Law Mean?
Effective January 22, 2022, New York State’s amended whistleblower law significantly expands section 740 of the New York Labor Law to provide greater protections to whistleblowers against employer retaliation. Under the recent amendments, employees include former employees and independent contractors. By including former employees, the new law protects employees against a former employer’s retaliatory actions…